Remember Wolves This Christmas…

PRIMAL WOLF

A black wolf howls in bright moonlight

His ancient voice fills the night

It travels far over mountains high

As he silently awaits the packs reply

Their jubilant voices respond as one

Yes we’re ready to hunt and run!

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Nabeki December 25, 2011

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Video: YouTube HayyelLovesWolves

Photo: wolf wallpaper

Posted in: gray wolf

Tags: wolf  howl, gray wolf, wolf pack dynamics, wolf poem, Christmas 2011, wolf hunt

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  1. Merry Christmas from France Nabeki my friend

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    • Joyeux Noël Norma!! Thank you for your support for this blog and the wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  2. shared in facebook

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  3. Unfortunately Christianity has a long history of hatred for the wolves. What religion do you think is predominantly practiced by those killing wolves now? Unfortunately they do not remember St. Francis’ message.
    http://www.wolfsongalaska.org/wolves_and_Christianity.html

    Did you know?

    Perhaps the strongest example of wolves being portrayed as vicious, even evil, hails back to early Biblical times. By that time, human civilization was growing, and the wilderness had become something to be feared, conquered. The Book of Genesis tells us to subdue the earth. Since the wilderness was dark, unhallowed, flawed, it had to be improved by human hands.

    “For I know this, that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.”
    – Acts, 20: 29

    Unfortunately for the wolves, the metaphors became much more specific. Jesus was often depicted as a shepherd, protecting his flock of faithful from evil. This basic imagery grew more intensified since the wolf is the symbol of pagan Rome’s founding, the culture in which Jesus lived and preached. It was not long before the wolf became a symbol of evil, a threat to those in Christ’s flock. Accordingly, wolves were hunted to an extreme. This symbol of a hostile wilderness (both in Europe and in the developing American lands) was equated with the devil’s own servants.

    “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
    – Saint Matthew, 7: 15

    A more positive Christian view of the wolf appears in the story of St. Francis of Assisi. He lived during the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, a time long before the notions of wildlife conservation or environmental ethics developed. He is fondly remembered for his giving nature, and his unrelenting dedication to fundamental Christian virtues, particularly charity, chastity and poverty. Francis was raised in wealthy, noble circumstances, but the European wars and their effects on the masses convinced him to make significant personal changes.

    Francis is known in wolf-lore for defending a lone wolf against the townsfolk of Gubbio, Italy. This wolf was simply hungry, and had already attacked and consumed some of the local livestock. Francis encouraged the people to show mercy and charity, and they followed his lead in feeding the wolf, so that all might live more harmoniously.

    The overwhelming sympathy for animals remains strong with Franciscans today, as Franciscan monks are known to live in idyllic settings, peacefully co-existing with wildlife. St. Francis even managed to persuade those in power to enact a law which would care and provide for both animals and the poor, all the more remarkable in a feudal society, which during that period saw commoners as fodder and animals as things to be merely utilized or consumed.

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    • Biblical metaphors sometimes use the predatory nature of animals (wolves included) as a vivid picture of evil, vicious people, but I don’t believe they were intended to indicate anything about the moral nature of the animals themselves. This makes sense when you consider that the lion is used as a metaphor for Christ in some verses, and a metaphor for the devil in others. I think Francis had the right approach … there is nothing Biblical about hating wolves.

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  4. I only wish the unconditional love for all living beings, including and especially our wolves, would enter the heart of every person.

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    • Merry Christmas to you Linda and thank you for being such a wonderful advocate for the maligned and persecuted wolf.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  5. Merry Christmas to all of the wolves. My wish is that they will run free and every hunter of them will step in a leg hold trap or trip over a log and fall with their head in a snare.

    Love to all wildlife

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  6. GOD bless all you Wolves whose lives were stopped too soon, by hunters killing you.
    May HE help the rest who are still alive and keep you safe from the hunters.
    Merry Christmas to all of us who are working to protect the Wolves.

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    • i love wolf in 60 yrers, so i fight for wolf

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      • Thank you vibeke for you 60 year dedication to the magnificent wolf.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  7. Merry Christmas to you!

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    • Wolves deserve the best in their lives. They should have the right to go and live out their lives.
      Merry Christmas.

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  8. Merry Christmas and God bless you, Nebeki and all the others who have so diligently and tirelessly worked on behalf of the wolves. May God smile down on the wolves and give them a better year in 2012.

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    • Merry Christmas Grandma.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  9. jeg elsker ulve, og mine fjender der dræber den, er så hensynløse, så jeg er på randen til at gøre gengæld, med nemasis, ulven skal over-leve fra mennesket, der kun tænker på ego, at dræbe ulv er så kostbart, at naturen forgår, mennesker skal forstå ulven, den er så briliant på naturen., så jeg er her for at hjælpe min ven, for evvigt, derforfor elsker jeg naturen, , ulven er bare så smuk-sosial,

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  10. Merry Christmas, pack-mates! Best hopes for our wolves in the New Year.

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    • Merry Christmas captainsakonna. May 2012 be a better year for wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  11. merry Christmas! to all an d give the wolfs a hug for me

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  12. ty all

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  13. Thank you for the kind words and the beautiful images. I hope you had a good holiday, and that you are well fed and well cared for. There is a saying that when you die all the animals you have interacted with during your life will line up at the gates of heaven and decide if you are fit to enter. I am sure Nabeki thousands of wolves will line up and howl a hero greeting when your turn comes.

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    • Donna, your post brought me to tears. Thank you so much for that wonderful sentiment and for supporting wolves in their darkest hour.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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    • Wolves will be standing in line for all of those who are fighting to protect them.
      Wolves deserve to be protected. They have a beautiful relationship within their packs.

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  14. gorgeous and very sad – I wish there was some way to keep Wolves and other “wildlife (the Montana governor’s description of the animals they are managing! and, he is a democrat – yuk!)” safe from those disgusting nut cases that hunt them, I still want to know why those idiots @Sierra Club and Defenders and whoever else was involved reintroduced the Wolves into the killer states and now have abandoned them, huh?

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    • My sentiments too Pat! It just isn’t fair.

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  15. Merry Christmas and I pray Santa will guide God’s Warriors to come to your aid our precious Wolf, and help you to grow strong and that your pack shall grow strong and lead the world to peace.

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